PHIA Online Training Program

The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) requires all health information trustees, including health care facilities (ex: medical clinics and laboratories), health services agencies and privately practicing licensed, registered or designated health professionals to be familiar with PHIA and to develop policies and procedures as required by the Act.

To assist trustees in complying with the many requirements of this law, Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living (MHSAL) has developed a PHIA Online Training Program. This program provides a comprehensive review of The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) and offers three versions:

  1. Direct PHI Version - for health professionals and their staff who are required to access personal health information in providing care and services to patients and clients;
  1. Indirect PHI Version – for individuals who are not required to access personal health information in carrying out their duties, but may have access to it, including for example custodial staff and volunteers; and
  1. Administrator Version – for office managers and IT administrators of a private professional practice who are responsible for developing and implementing office policies and procedures.

Interested parties can register for the program as an individual or as a health information trustee organization. Organizations can register their employees and can monitor which of their registrants have completed the training. Individuals that complete the training receive a program completion certificate for the version that they complete. The certificate is valid for three years.

The program is free of charge.

Click HERE to visit the program website.

Legislative Unit
Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living
300 Carlton Street
Winnipeg MB  R3B 3M9
Phone:  204-788-6612
Fax:  204-945-1020
Email: PHIAinfo@gov.mb.ca